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the incident quickly. >> the cause of the fire is under investigation. sandy point state park was the place to be saturday as 13,000 people braved the icy waters of the chesapeake bay for the 17th annual polar bear plunge. the annual event raises money for special olympics maryland. our very own rob roblin, a plunge fan favorite spoke to some of the super plungers as they came out of the water. >> how are you doing, angel? >> cold but having a blast. this just brings joy to my heart every year. the these people want to be a part of our lives and community and that's all i could ask for. >> early numbers show more than $2 million was raised this year. we're told a final number will be out later in the >> welcome back, good morning, everyone. it's going to be another chilly start for us but not nearly as cold as the last couple of days. i think we'll make it back above freezing. a mix of sun and a few clouds. the clouds are going to thicken up tonight some time after tonight there is the possibility of a little bit of freezing rain and or sleet and we will see the chance for the monday morni
was sandy ei kechlt nchl. sandy and etta stevens had once spent time together, nine months, twin sisters separated at birth. >> my twin sister. >> it is so funny to say it. >> yeah. it is still very strange to say it. >> this was our mom's house. >> born in chicago to an unwed mother whose own mother, an italian immigrant, forced her to give up her twins. etta and sandy were adopted by two different families. >> we were raised in jewish families. we had the same kind of growing up. she loved her adopted parents, as i did. >> i could have met my twin and maybe we didn't get along but we do. >> we do. we do. >> fraternal twins, which is why they don't look-alike. >> delightful to hold in heaven. i think we love to sing. >> they like the same makeup, even the same color. etta innocently wondered about her family's medical history just as illinois opened long-sealed birth records. that's when this birth certificate surfaced and right there, a huge surprise. when sandy eventually saw it, she was confused. i looked at it. i didn't quite understand it. twin. how could i be a twin and not know i
today on a multibillion dollar relief package for hurricane sandy, but will republicans sand bag disaster aid in the name of fiscal purity? we will look into the eye of the gop storm just ahead. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios i worked a patrol unit for 17 years in the city of baltimore. when i first started experiencing the pain, it's hard to describe because you have a numbness but yet you have the pain like thousands of needles sticking in your foot. it was progressively getting worse, and at that point, i knew i had to do something. when i went back to my health care professional, that's when she suggested the lyrica. once i started taking the lyrica, the pain started subsiding. [ male announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves. lyrica is fda approved to treat diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is not for everyone. it may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your
is now every other year. this is a region of the united states -- sandy was a 900,000 mile wide storm. i had family commie from cleveland, they were feeling the winds of it as it was hitting. an area of the country that is easily home to one third of the entire population of the unite states. from washington d.c. all the way up to boston, massachusetts. think about that. when we talk about infrastructure and the power grid, local municipalities and services, transportation systems, coming down on amtrak this morning was probably the first week or two that we started seeing regular service. uninterrupted service on the new jersey transit and rail lines. because of the complete damage that was done. we have to look at those areas as well. this is a very passionate, i am sure you couldn't tell, to me. it is very passionate to us on the ground in new jersey. we certainly want to be partners. but we just want to get going. we are just waiting for someone over there to say, go. and here are some resources to help you go. that is where we stand on the jersey shore. that is where we stand in our
for gun control is a grassroots organization that was formed after the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut, which left 20 children and six educators dead. >>> in advertising banner meant to promote discount haircuts ended up cutting power to thousands of san francisco customers today when it fell from the sky and landed on some pg&e lines. here you can see the banner dangling from the power lines. witnesses say they saw it fall from the back of a small plane and land on the liens around noon. that normally busy intersection was shut down while crews dealt with the situation. >> i saw the plane banner carrying the plane circling. and the banner kind of flailing and drifting. >> power has been restored now to all of the customers affected in the south of market and china basin areas. >>> a veteran oakland police officer shot while on duty last night is expected to fully recover. police say the officer was respond a car crash at the intersection of east 12th and 48th avenue in the fruitvale district. as officers arrived on scene, one of drivers ran off. when they went
hurricane sandy might disagree. as a country, where does that leave us when it comes to addressing and committing to comprehensive environmental policy? we are the same country that signed the protocol to reduce greenhouse emissions but never rad fied it. there aren't enough recycling bins, bottles and bags to reverse the damage we have done. we need bigger policy. policy that shifts us in another direction that has us investing in a greener future for the environment and the economy. president obama may have shown signs he is ready to do that in the second inaugural address. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. the path toward sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we cannot cede to other nations the power of jobs and technologies. we must claim its promise. >> strong, clear words from a president considered not green enough by environment lists in his first term. it's true, the president has a lot of wo
sealed birth records. right there a huge surprise. when sandy eventually saw it she was confused. >> and i looked at it and i didn't quite understand it. twin? how could i be a twin? this can't be. >> they grew up only miles apart in chicago. sandy's family owned a music store. >> we talked to their store. she sometimes worked in the store. you know, so it was a wonderful place to be. maybe we saw each other. maybe we did. >> as happens with twins, etta and sandy agree on just about everything, including they don't want anybody to know their age. but we do know who is older. >> she was born first. you're older than me. >> i know. and it's okay. >> separated at birth. >> love you. >> i love you too. >> now making up for lost time. for "today", kerry sanders, nbc news, miami. >>> up next, is tiger woods on the prowl? rumors are flying. it's all coming up in the weekend buzz right after this. k coming up in the weekend buzz right after this. to roll over my old 401(k) into a fidelity ira. man: okay, no problem. it's easy to get started; i can help you with the paperwork. um...this g
. that was the scene in hartford, connecticut, where the parents of children killed at sandy hook elementary testified boofer an audience that wasn't always friendly. neil heslin talked about the loss of his 6-year-old son jesse who was shot and killed while urging his classmates to run. in washington the president and vice president met at the white house with law enforcement officials from towns that have been scarred by gun violence. let's bring in steve kornacki, my colleague here at msnbc, and democratic strategist julian epstein. i want to put this question to both of you if i can. steve, these gun lobbyists are fairly aggressive. they dragged the president's children into the debate with that scurrilous advert but heckling the father of a child who was lost? can you explain that to me? >> if you look at the outpouring of grief for these families, one thing that's separated the aftermath of newtown is this story has stayed in the news. it stayed in the news a lot longer than other shootings and it's kept gun control in the news a lot longer which has created this political opening. when you look
hurricane sandy relief package is manned for 5:30. and tomorrow senators will take up the confirmation vote of the nomination of massachusetts senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state. live coverage here on c-span the. c-span2. a bipartisan group of senators today will unveil immigration proposals at a news conference at 2:30 eastern with live coverage on c-span. this is ahead of a speech president obama will give on immigration policy tomorrow in las vegas. and wanted to tell you a little bit more about some of the new members of the 113th congress from massachusetts. democratic elizabeth warren, who defeated incumbent senator scott brown, was an early advocate for the formation of the consumer financial protection bureau and is the first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. over in the house, joseph kennedy will represent the state's 4th district. he's the grandson of former u.s. attorney general and presidential nominee robert f. kennedy. ♪ ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this sufferin
the challenges sandy present for our economy, i will not let new jersey go back to its old ways of wasteful spending. we will continue to deal with our problems by protecting the hard work -- the hard earned money. we will not turn back. [applause] host: that as the governor of new jersey. here are comments coming in on twitter. "the biggest problem in new jersey is property taxes which goes to pay high salaries and benefits for teachers and municipal workers." bill says, "the biggest issue is finding a democrat strong enough to run against the defeat krupp bridget defeat gov. chris christie." roger joins is now from tennessee on the independent line -- joins us now from tennessee on the independent line. caller: [indiscernible] -- they just sit home and get get debt. they have become lazy. host: my on our republicans line. -- mike on our republican line. caller: i want to comment on the prescription pills on our state. we have an epidemic in our state where you cannot even leave your home to go to the store. if you leave your house in a war area -- in a rural area, you could go away for tw
coming up. >>> freezing temperatures causing more problems for victims of super storm sandy. why residents are waiting so long for repairs. >>> let's give you another live look outside. that is the east shore freeway. interstate 80 westbound, eastbound looking good. time now 6:40. you in heaven. wrapped in luxury. you in action. you in motion. you in luck. play in style. talking stick resort, scottsdale. book now to enjoy cactus league spring training rates. >>> good morning, to you. and welcome back. a good looking starlet to the day but a chilly start to the day getting outdoors this morning it's a cold one. >>> victims of super storm sandy are being tested again. this time by frigid cold temperatures. some gas lines in queens, new york are still not working. people have been forced to resort to space heaters and blankets to stay warm. residents have been flooding the gas company with calls but they say it's difficult for them to come out and make repairs. >> if you're not here you get skipped over and have to wait again. so you have no choice. >> there is one big source of hel
put it in the supplemental bill for sandy. and guess what? the house republicans stripped it out and didn't put it in their version of the sandy bill. so even today, after we know what happened, the republicans are still not willing to give her the resources to protect our diplomats abroad. >> senator, what was this hearing about today? was it about getting and finding solutions or something else? >> listen, to me, this was simply about politics, right, about two-thirds of the republicans that asked questions asked questions about a handful of tv appearances by susan rice. the fact is if republicans asked just a small percentage of the questions that they've been asking about these television appearances about the war in iraq, we wouldn't be talking about saving four lives, we would be talking about saving 4,000 lives. and so i'm glad she's being as transparent as she has been. but it's about time to focus on something bigger than this. >> senator, you have access to these intelligence materials. did you learn anything today? was there any new information that came out today? >>
in the last week or two with the sandy relief passing and also the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, it really, those things had more democratic votes than republicans, and a lot of sensitive, you know, that happens to john boehner too many times his speakership could be in trouble. so my guess is it will come from the senate, but you've got zoe meeting quietly with a republican from florida talking about details they can bring back to their colleagues. i think actually this is one of these issues where people in both houses are going to want to take credit for being outfront on this issue. i think you're going to see a spate of bills coming forward. >> scott, this is a hot issue. lots of legislators as you mentioned are jumping on the bandwag bandwagon. the lawmakers you talked to in washington, how hopeful are they there will be a bipartisan deal reached this time around? immigration has been attempted before and it's failed. >> i think there is a lot of hope. as i said, the stars kind of are aligning on this, not only do you have republicans willing to come to the table and talk seriously a
change, and unimaginable human tragedies like sandy hook elementary. but we also bear witness to rapid breakthroughs in technology, medicine, and the fundamental understanding of our universe. every day i am left in awe at how much we are able to achieve, and heartbroken over the tragedies that we have had to endure. we truly live in extraordinary times. we also live in an extraordinary state, filled with extraordinary people. where the world sees uncertainty, we washingtonians see opportunity. and we all feel a profound responsibility to our children and our grandchildren. we have a spirit of innovation here in washington that has changed the world, from aerospace to software to e-commerce. and you know what? we are not done. [applause] a new world economy is emerging from the depths of this recession, and while its contours and relationships are not fully understood to us, we do know two things. first, with our uniquely powerful fusion of values and talents, washington state has the potential to lead the next wave of world-changing innovations. second, the world will not wait for us.
. proceeds will benefit the sandy hook school support fund. >>> tuesday is super bowl media day at the spro dome in new orleans. that's when fans fill the stands to watch their favorite super bowl players get interviewed by the press. >>> wednesday, tax season officially begins, ugh. the irs begins processing individual income tax returns, 1040 forms. other forms can be filed in late february or early march. new tax laws force the irs to update their systems and delay filing season this year. >>> on thursday senate confirmation hearings begin for defense secretary chuck hagel. he has secured support from several key senators but he's expected to face tough questioning from some republican opponents. and friday is expected to be hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. the exact timing of her departure depends on hearings for john kerry who president obama tapped to replace her. that will do it for me. cnn newsroom continues right now with don lemon. have a great week. >>> hello, everyone. top of the hour. i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. survivors of a nightclub fir
, sandy levin. interestingly enough, sandy and i actually share act. sometimes you hear the term, reagan democrats. it was from our county. you have two. you have two very divergent beliefs coming out of a county. but one thing that is a very commonality of think of a county like mccomb, is we have budgets. we pass budgets on time. we balance them. we just think you should have a budget. interestingly enough, just before i came here, before we had our vote series, i was doing something i call congress in the classroom where i was going to call it skype, but it's the new technology as uvo. i talk to all these kids in my district, my part of the county, about things that are going on in congress. i was telling them about this particular piece of legislation that was going to come before the congress tomorrow and tell them that the senate had actually not passed a budget in almost four years. they said, how could that be? isn't there anything you can do to force that? i said, we're going to try tomorrow and it's unfortunate it has to come to that. whatever kind of budget the senate would pa
and decided to not have a vote on the sandy relief package. that made house lawmakers angry in the northeast. governor chris christie of new jersey also had some tough words for him. he pulled the proposal because conservative republicans said the bill was loaded with pork with projects not related to the storm and they should've gone through the normal appropriations process. a couple days later, he narrowly hung onto his speakership as 10 republicans did not vote for him. now -- and right after that, they ended up passing a hurricane sandy bill. even that only received 49 republican votes. all that as a backdrop, house leaders last week went to williamsburg to figure out the task force on the debt ceiling on the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester, coming up. also, at the end of march, we have the continuing resolution, because the senate has not passed a full budget and the two chamber is not agree to a budget, but they have been working off a continuing resolution which funds the government for certain amount of time. it will end on march 27. house leaders tried to put
and said it was republicans blocking sandy aide people, finally, there was a man who said things straight. he has an approach that is very attractive. it may not be attractive to gop primary voters and i think they'll have another chance to have this internal debate, really, a civil war within themselves. are they going to put somebody forward who is popular with the greater population or only popular with the gop base. >> i think there were concerns. i think hillary clinton had an investigation. she took full responsibility of both of those hearings. when you then see the republican congressman said what does responsibility mean to you? why won't you take responsibility? she says i did. >> sisn't that the problem, toure? the primaries, if the far right continues to guide the tone of the primary, a winnable republican can't win the nomination. isn't that the real problem? >> no, that's absolutely right. the far right will continue to guide the gop primary. until we do something like australia where everybody votes then the extremes will guide what the primaries do. they're going to ask th
americans are behind her. >> sandy hook, i think, really destroys all of the kind of tails that the nra are trying to weave about, you know, young people and guns. >> president obama revealed in an interview with the new republican, he takes guests skeet shooting at camp david all the time and that quote, i have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that is back in this country for generations and those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. >> we heard from one of those hunters, congressman paul ryan. >> let's go beyond this debate and go deeper, and what's going on with mental illness and i hop we don't skip past that and recycled ideas failed in the past. >> and congressman marsha blackburn suggested that banning assault weapons had not prevent mass murder. >> do a so-called assault weapons ban is going after a symptom and as teachers have said to me, don't focus on whatever is the weapon, get to the root cause. >> senator feinstein said today she doesn't expect a vote on her proposed gun control legislation for a while. harris. >> harris: peter, thank you. also,
senator dianne feinstein and she thinks most americans are behind her. >> sandy hook, i think, really destroys all of the kind of tales that it's nra is trying to weave about young people and guns. >> reporter: president obama revealed in an interview with the new republic, he takes guests skeet shooting all the time and "i have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this condition for generations and i think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake." we heard from congressman paul ryan this morning. >> let's go beyond this debate and get deeper. what's our policy on mental illness? what's going on in our culture that produces this kind of thing? and i hope we don't skip past that and bring out political ideas that recycle failed policies of the past. >> reporter: ryan's republican colleagues, congresswoman marsha backburn says -- >> doing a so-called assault weapons ban is going after a symptom and as teachers have said to me, don't focus on whatever is the weapon. get to the root cause. >> reporter: senator feinstein said she doesn't expect
. after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school, d.c.'s congressional delegate said the onus is now on ordinary citizens to get involved. >> no more moaning. it's time to do something about it. [ applause ] >> reporter: in the crowd there were a few people who opposed restricting assault weapons or ammunition magazines or requiring background checks for all gun purchases. >> this will not work or make a difference. >> reporter: what will make a difference? >> prosecute guys who commit the crimes. >> reporter: a minister asked the crowd to pray in the direction of the white house for the success of the administration's to control guns. arnie duncan reminded participants it will take more than prayer. >> we'll do everything to make sure we pass legislation to make sure our communities are safer. but we can't do it by ourselves. we need all of you. in we stay together, nothing can stop us. thank you so much and god bless. thank you. >> reporter: the spokesman for the nra did not have an immediate response to the rally. in the past, that group has opposed any further restrictions on gun
those devastated by superstorm sandy. you know the back story. republicans balked at getting money to disaster victims unless costs were offset. the idea enraged northeast governors like republican chris christie. >> disaster relief was something that you didn't play games with, but now in this current atmosphere, everything is the subject of oneupsmanship, everything is a possibility, a piece of bait for the political game. it is why the american people hate congress. >> today survivors will be watching to see if lawmakers actually vote to send $50 billion their way. our national correspondent jason carroll live in hard hit staten island, new york, where people are desperately waiting for that help. good morning. >> reporter: many go, carol. nowhere can that desperation be felt more than here on hamden street in long island. this was a vacant lot. there was a home here that's been demolished yesterday. the other homes, questions on whether they'll be demolished. workers still working on the house. you can see the yellow sign on this door. so many doors in the neighborhood. con edi
now. they have taxes raised and passed the sandy relief on a bipartisan vote and they will pass immigration reform and deal with the debt ceiling. he broke the republicans's arms on that. >> still got the votes. >> sandy relief who will disagree on that? >> a lot of of people. remember how chris christie was screaming? >> screaming at -- >> house republicans. >> right. >> what happens is up until now you had something called the hastert rule in the house. republicans stood together. that has been demolished in the last month. it's going to continue to be demolished when votes on immigration comes up and solving the sequestration money comes up and also on the budget. the real test for the president is whether he is going to go up against his own caucus to do things on medicare social security and a few other issues. >> we are looking at the president on a motorcade going down pennsylvania avenue. every time i look at the inaugural route, i can't help but go back to january 20th 1977 and jimmy carter breaking precedent and stepping out of the car and shaking h
like sandy hook elementary. technology, medicine, and the fundamental understanding of our universe. every day i am left in awe at how much we are able to achieve, and heartbroken over the uncertainty, we see opportunity. and we all feel a profound responsibility to our children and our grandchildren. we have a spirit of innovation here in washington that haswe are not done. [applause] a new world economy is emerging from the depths of this recession, and while its contours and relationships are not fully understood to us, we do know two things, one. with our uniquely powerful fusion of values and talents, washington state has the potential to lead the next wave of world-changing innovations. two. the world will not wait for us. global competition for the jobs of tomorrow. leading this next wave of growth entitlement. we must move, swiftly and boldly, to put this recession behind us, and bring forward a unique economic strategy that much." today, i'd like to share my vision of the path ahead. i know that to achieve this vision we must all work together. democrat and republican, hous
can be held in a magazine. >> i agree. >> and you saw in the aurora and the sandy hook chuting it is the ability to empty 30 to 100 rounds. if the person has to reload, then that good guy can stop them. >> and we see joe mansion from the nra, saying li ining things is chon sense. back ground checks, that seems to be the spot where there is the most likely opportunity. >> lawmakers say look, if the senate can get through a bill that is something that can work. the nra is in a marketplace. part of the reason they satisfy such an extreme position. there are other groups competing for the same money. >> then gun owners of america will fill in the marketplace and not the nra. >> joy evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. now is the time for america to get laser focused on how the republicans are trying to steal the next election. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> i think the surprise was some of the turnout. some of the turnout, especially in urban areas. >> forget policy. if you can't win it, just go ahead and rig it. the gop moves to steal elect
difficult. you know, this has been true since the day after the sandy hook tragedy and it's hard to see how it has changed. the math is just extremely hard. first in the senate where you have a lot of red-state democrats whose strategy electorally has been to diffuse the gun issue, to be pro-nra, pro-second amendment. >> yeah. >> and then you get to the house where there's a republican majority and we just haven't seen a lot of evidence of republicans really defecting on this issue. >> i want to bring in congressman the democrat from long island there and congressman, do we have you there? there we go. there's the congressman. thank you very much, congressman. from rhode island. i think we got that in there, at least. good to see you again, sir. >> you, too, craig. let me pick up where molly just left off there. political feasibility, is there a chance here that the weapons assault ban gets passed? >> it comes down to whether the speaker of the house will bring a bill to the floor? i believe it would pass in a bipartisan way if they brought an assault weapons bill to the floor especially if
also voted against relief for victims of hurricane sandy. by ryan's definition, if the government is rebuilding your destroyed home, you're a taker too. >> look, this is a straw man argument. the president said earlier that we had suspicions about medicare and taking care of the elderly and feeding poor children. when he sets up these straw men, to affix views to add ver sears that they don't have, to win the argument by default, it's not an honest debate. we want to have a safety net. a safety net that's there for the vulnerable, poor, for people who cannot help themselves. but we don't want to have a culture in this country that encouraging more dependency that saps and drains people of their ability to make the most of their lives. >> which part of the culture today is doing that? is part of this culture that you even benefited from after your father died. >> absolutely. >> so which part of the safety net culture is sapping america's opportunity right now? >> this is the point we keep making with benefits like food stamps, for example. the benefits that he talks about, the chan
dlarsz sandy disaster relief bill. nearly 60 people are dead as protest continue across' jipt, despite a curfew and a safe emergency. president obama has condemned the violence. according to local media, a nightclub owner and two band members have been detained following a deadly fire in brazil. 230 people were killed in a club over the weekend. back to "hardball." >>> i decided to not comment between the election and the inauguration because i wanted to see what kind of president we were looking at here, what kind of path and trajectory he was putting his administration on, and all of the statements and all the comments lead me to believe that he's thinking more of a political conquest than political compromise. >> welcome back to "hardball." this weekend congressman paul ryan, you just saw him there, kept up the republican claim of victimhood. that president obama is more interested in defeating them than he is in getting something done for the country. last week house speaker john boehner started that drumbeat saying president obama was out to annihilate the republican party, and ry
wand to say we'll look at sandy funding for the hurricane victims then take this up in a couple of days. why not do it today? you're riding the wave of the inaugural address yesterday. are these guys even serious about reform or do they just always want to be able to play good cop against republicans in a pantomime that never ends? >> two things you have to recall about this particular incident. the first is that the senate is a clubby atmosphere. it is like -- somebody described it as one of the most exclusive clubs in america. only 100 members. it doesn't change very often. they want to be able to get along with each other and look as though they've got some kind of comedy. they've got some kind of gentlemen's arrangement that can move things forward. the problem with that theory is the republicans haven't been playing under those rules for years. we've got a supermajority that's required to get anything done and a minority that can actively block it. the second thing is a lot of the leadership is coming from the top, down. not from the bottom, up. you have the udall merkley bill that
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